Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 267–280, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-267-2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 267–280, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-267-2017

Research article 27 Jan 2017

Research article | 27 Jan 2017

Atmospheric forcing of sea ice anomalies in the Ross Sea polynya region

Ethan R. Dale et al.

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AR by Ethan Dale on behalf of the Authors (04 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Sep 2016) by Christian Haas
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Sep 2016) by Christian Haas
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Oct 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Oct 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 Oct 2016) by Christian Haas
AR by Ethan Dale on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2016) by Christian Haas
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This work studies the affects of strong winds on sea ice within the Ross Sea polynya. We compare both automatic weather station (AWS) and reanalysis wind data with sea ice concentration (SIC) measurements based on satellite images. Due to its low resolution, the reanalysis data were unable to reproduce several relationships found between the AWS and SIC data. We find that the strongest third of wind speeds had the most significant affect on SIC and resulting sea ice production.